2020 has been quite a tough year for anyone. If you're eager to see it off, then you definitely can’t wait for a memorable New Year's Eve party. To help you ring in the new year, we’ve rounded up a list of the 15 best cocktails. Now,  without further ado, let’s find out what are the best festive drinks to kick-off 2021.

Drinks in New Year’s Eve Party

Top 15 Cocktail Ideas for New Year’s Eve Party

Goombay Smash Cocktails

With the main ingredients including Bacardi Gold Rum along with the pineapple juice, the Goombay Smash Cocktails can ignite your toast in the new year’s eve party with its sweet taste and relatively light kick.

Goombay Smash Cocktails

Recipe:

  • 1 oz Bacardi® gold rum
  • 1 oz Bacardi® Coco rum
  • 4 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 splash sweet and sour mix

Instruction

  1. Pour the Bacardi gold rum and Bacardi Coco rum with the pineapple juice into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes
  2. Shake until well chilled
  3. Strain into a glass filled with ice cubes, and then add a splash of sweet and sour mix. After that, stir lightly and serve

You can get Bacardi Gold from Drinkies.ph, a well-liked alcoholic drink supplier in the Philippines. The price is ₱990 ~ $22.55 and you can get a free Bacardi superior 375 ml. Then, take your time as your spirit will be delivered to your door in less than 60 minutes.

Cuba Libre Cocktails

Cuba Liber, also known as the combination of Bacardi Gold with Cola cocktail, is another legendary toast for your new year’s eve party. With touches of vanilla and butter caramel, smooth oak notes mixed along with the freshness of Cola, you can enjoy its unique taste while welcoming 2021.

New Year’s Eve Party: Cuba Libre Cocktails

Recipe:

  • 2 oz. Bacardi Gold Rum
  • 4 oz Cola 
  • 2 lime wedges

Instruction:

  1. Squeeze two lime wedges in a highball glass filled with ice
  2. Add 2oz of BACARDÍ Gold Rum and 4oz of Cola
  3. Slightly mix with a bar spoon and serve with a slice of lemon put on the glass

You can get Bacardi Gold + 2 cans of Coca Cola free on Drinkies.ph for ₱495 ($10.30).

Patron Xo Cafe Espresso Martini Cocktails

If you cherish the combination of coffee and dessert, then the Patron XO Cafe Espresso Martini Cocktail is the perfect drink for your new year’s eve party. This spirit-forward tequila espresso martini cocktail is also easy to make with simple ingredients.

Patron Xo Cafe Espresso Martini Cocktails

Recipe:

  • 0.75 oz Patrón XO Cafe
  • 0.75 oz Patrón Silver
  • 0.75 oz Espresso shot
  • Fine sugar
  • Powdered chocolate

Instruction: 

  1. Use sugar to Rim a martini glass
  2. Pour Patrón XO Cafe and Patrón Silver espresso into a mixing glass to combine
  3. Add ice, shake the glass, and strain
  4. Add powdered chocolate

You can get the Patron XO Cafe for ₱1,399 ($29.12), and the Patrón Silver for ₱2740 ($57.04) on Drinkies.ph.

Monkey Shoulder Lazy Old Fashioned Cocktails

Inspired by the superb blended malt whisky- Monkey Shoulder, the Monkey Shoulder Old Fashioned is a fabulous drink for any new year’s eve party to kick off a happy year.

New Year’s Eve Party: Monkey Shoulder Lazy Old Fashioned Cocktails

Recipe:

  • 1.7 oz Monkey Shoulder 
  • 0.4 oz Sugar syrup
  • 1 oz of Angostura Bitters

Instruction:

  1. Pour Monkey Shoulder, sugar syrup, Angostura bitters and add orange zest to a mixing glass
  2. Add cold, dry ice, and gently stir
  3. Strain the mixture into a glass with ice cubes, then twist orange peel over the glass and enjoy

You can get Monkey Shoulder on Drinkies.ph for ₱1975 ($41.11).

Driven Snow Cocktails

Driven Snow cocktail is a delightful winter beverage that keeps you cozy, hydrated, and happy during the new year’s eve party. Noticeably, it is a perfect match for people whose tastes less toward hard liquor and more toward creamy cocktails. Besides, it can be served with cookies to embody the spirit of the festive season.

Driven Snow Cocktails

Recipe: 

  • Finely-crushed candy canes
  • 1.5 oz. white chocolate liqueur
  • 1 oz. blackstrap rum
  • 1/2 oz. ginger liqueur

Instruction: 

  1. Dip the rim of the glass in water, then in finely crushed candy canes for the power to stick in
  2. Add white chocolate liqueur, ginger liqueur, blackstrap rum, and ice cubes in a cocktail shaker
  3. Shake vigorously, then strain the mixture into the prepared glass

Pomegranate French 75 Cocktails

Pomegranate French 75 is a twist on the classic gin-and-Champagne-based French 75. Thanks to the scent of lime juice and the simple texture of pomegranate molasses, the drink can let you immerse into the cozy atmosphere of the new year’s eve party with your beloved ones.

Pomegranate French 75 Cocktails

Recipe: 

  • 2 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 0.5 oz. Cointreau
  • 0.5 oz. pomegranate molasses
  • 2 oz. sparkling wine

Instruction:

  1. Combine gin, Cointreau, lime juice, pomegranate molasses, and ice in a cocktail shaker
  2. Firmly shake the cup until chilled
  3. Strain the mixture into a Champagne glass and pour a little sparkling wine on top
  4. Decorate with a lime twist and pomegranate seeds

Boulevardier

If you desire to send 2020 off with a stiff, bitter drink, you can't go wrong with a glass of Boulevardier. This eye-catching cocktail is super easy to make while delivering exceedingly good taste.

New Year’s Eve Party: Boulevardier

Recipe: 

  • 1.5 oz. bourbon
  • 0.75 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 0.75 oz. Campari

Instruction:

  1. Combine bourbon, Campari, Campari, and add some ice cubes in a cocktail shaker
  2. Vigorously shake the mixture for 30 seconds
  3. Serve with an orange peel

Dark & Stormy Cocktails

The Dark 'n Stormy cocktail has the history traced back to the late 1800s when British sailors reached Bermuda. If you can't resist the high kick of rum fans while enjoying the taste of brewing ginger beer, you can combine their two favorites into one tasty cocktail - the Dark and Stormy.

Dark & Stormy Cocktails

Recipe:

  • 1.5 oz Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
  • Ginger beer to top

Instruction:

  1. Pour Gosling’s Black Seal Rum into a highball glass with ice
  2. Add ginger beer on top and garnish the cocktail with lime

Paloma Cocktails

The Paloma is one of the most popular tequila-based cocktails in Mexico. So, it could be a wise choice to serve your important ones with a cup of Paloma. This delightfully refreshing and sophisticated cocktail will make your new year’s eve party unforgettable moments of your life.

Paloma Cocktails

Recipe:

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 0.5 oz lime juice
  • Grapefruit soda 

Instruction:

  1. Prepare a salt-rimmed glass with ice
  2. Add tequila and lime and shake gently
  3. Add grapefruit soda to the top of the mixture

Death in the Afternoon Cocktails

This surprisingly strong, simple champagne drink is surely worth a look when you consider drinking options for the new year’s eve party. Invented by Hemingway and named after one of his novels, the Death in the Afternoon cocktail is a perfect beverage for the literary-minded celebrants.

New Year’s Eve Party: Death in the Afternoon Cocktails

Recipe:

  • 0.25 to 1.5 oz. absinthe
  • 4 oz. chilled Champagne or other sparkling wine

Instruction:

  1. Pour absinthe into a Champagne glass
  2. Pour Champagne or other sparkling wines on the top

Blueberry and Thyme Champagne Cocktails

In this festive season, you can easily cozy up with a chilly, fruity cocktail. The blueberry and thyme champagne cocktail is our highly-recommended option because of its fresh thyme, which makes an ideal match for every new year’s eve party.

Blueberry and Thyme Champagne Cocktails

Recipe: 

  • 1 oz blueberry juice
  • 1 oz St. Germain
  • 4 oz brut champagne
  • Fresh blueberries and thyme

Instruction: 

  1. Pour chilled blueberry juice into a champagne glass and then add chilled St. Germain
  2. Pour chilled champagne or prosecco on the top
  3. Garnish the drink with fresh blueberries and thyme sprigs 

Gingerberry Sparkler

Gingerberry Sparker is one of the happy bubbly cocktails that are perfect for serving up at every new year’s eve party. It is a combination of prosecco, ginger beer, and cranberry for a delicious kick. 

Gingerberry Sparkler

Recipe:

  • 1 bottle of prosecco
  • 2 cups of cranberry juice
  • 6 oz vodka
  • 12 oz ginger beer
  • Fresh cranberries (for decoration)

Instruction:

  1. Pour champagne, ginger beer, and cranberry juice into a large pitcher
  2. Add vodka to the mixture and stir gently
  3. Add ice cubes to the prepared glass and garnish with fresh cranberries

French 75 Cocktails

In this holiday season, there's nothing more celebratory than a cup of classic French 75 cocktail. This alcoholic drink would seduce your friends and family with its amazing taste and elegant color.

New Year’s Eve Party: French 75 Cocktails

Recipe

  • 1.5 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz. simple syrup 
  • 2 oz. chilled dry champagne

Instruction:

  1. Use a cocktail shaker to better combine the gin, syrup, and lemon juice with a few cubes of ice
  2. Vigorously shake the cup for a few seconds
  3. Strain the mixture into a champagne glass and pour champagne onto the top
  4. Garnished with a lemon twist if desired

Blackberry Ombre Sparkler Cocktails

The Blackberry Champagne Sparkler Cocktail is one of the prettiest alcoholic drinks out there. With an ombre effect and low alcohol content, this cocktail is the best way to toast special occasions like your new year’s eve party.

Blackberry Ombre Sparkler Cocktails

Recipe: 

  • 1 cup of raspberries fresh
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 4 sprigs Mariposa Farms Fresh Rosemary
  • 2 oz. bottle champagne

Instruction:

  1. Put blackberries, sugar and pour water into a small saucepan, then bring it to a boil
  2. Reduce to a simmer for 12 ~ 15 minutes to form a purple syrup, then let it cool
  3. Spoon about 4 tbsp of syrup into the bottom of the champagne flute and fill the top with champagne
  4. For a stunning glass of cocktail, use fresh blackberries and rosemary to garnish

Raspberry Basil Champagne Spritzers Cocktails

Finally, the raspberry basil champagne spritzers cocktail covers our list of best new year’s eve party alcoholic drinks. With a touch of basil and the sweetness of raspberry, this thirst-quenching cocktail will be gone long before midnight.

Raspberry Basil Champagne Spritzers Cocktails

Recipe:

  • 1 bottle blush champagne 
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 cup of fresh raspberries
  • Fresh basil for garnish

Instruction

  1. Prepare the raspberry-basil syrup by using a small saucepan: first, boil sugar and water, then add basil and raspberries and gently stir the mixture
  2. Let the syrup cool at room temperature
  3. Use a larger pitcher to combine cold champagne and cooled syrup
  4. Use fresh raspberries and basil leaves to garnish

The Takeaways

Now that we’ve given you some decent choices of cocktails for toasting at your new year’s eve party. We hope with our review, you can enjoy every precious moment with your beloved ones.

If you have any awesome methods to make cocktails, just let us know by describing your recipe in the comment section below. Any contribution is much appreciated.